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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor , including
Boccherini Symphony in A, Op 35 No 3 London Festival Orchestra, conductor Ross Pople
6.16 Khachaturlan Dance Suite
Armenian PO, conductor Loris Tjeknavorian
7.04 Johann Strauss (son) Overture: Die Fledermaus
D'Oyly Carte Opera Company Orchestra, conductor John Owen Edwards
7.32 Weber Concertino in E flat, Op 26 Charles Neidich (clarinet), Orpheus CO
8.05 Vaughan Williams Fantasia on Greensleeves
David Nadien (violin), New York PO, conductor Leonard Bernstein
8.40 Haydn String Quartet in E flat, Op 33 No 2 (Joke) The Lindsays


Unknown: Andrew McGregor
Conductor: Ross Pople
Conductor: Loris Tjeknavorian
Conductor: Johann Strauss
Conductor: John Owen Edwards
Clarinet: Charles Neidich
Violin: David Nadien
Conductor: Leonard Bernstein

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday.
Bach Kommt Ihr Tochter (St Matthew Passion) Boys of Hampstead Parish
Church Choir, Philharmonia Choir and Orchestra, conductor Otto Klemperer
9.13 Ravel Mother Goose
Alfons and Aloys Kontarsky (pianos)
9.29 Tallis The Lamentations of Jeremiah I Winchester Cathedral
Choir, director David Hill
9.38 Vaughan Williams A London Symphony (Symphony No 2) Halle
Orchestra, conductor John Barbirolli


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Conductor: Otto Klemperer
Pianos: Aloys Kontarsky
Director: David Hill
Director: Vaughan Williams
Conductor: John Barbirolli

: Artist of the Week

Jack Brymer
Joan Bakewell talks to Jack Brymer about his lifelong love affair with chamber music and includes illustrations from two of the pinnacles of the repertoire, the clarinet quintets by Mozart and Brahms.


Unknown: Jack Brymer
Talks: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Jack Brymer

: Sound Stories

With Richard Baker. The
Concertgebouw in Amsterdam has perhaps the best acoustics in the world. And like other concert halls built in the late 19th century, it is built in a "shoebox" shape which is now universally accepted as having the best acoustics for symphonic music. The first-ever concert by the resident Concertgebouw Orchestra took place in the Renaissance-style hall and was conducted by Willem Kes. Willem Mengelberg became music director shortly afterwards and stayed there for 50 years.
Richard Baker explores the relationship that Mengelberg had with great composers like Mahler and Strauss.


Unknown: Richard Baker.
Conducted By: Willem Kes.
Conducted By: Willem Mengelberg
Unknown: Richard Baker

: Composers of the Week: Les Six

Roger Nichols continues the survey of music written by Les Six, the group of irreverent composers working in Paris during the first half of the century.
Durey Three Preludes in Memory of Juliette Meerowitch
Marcelo Bratke (piano) Honegger Viola Sonata
Pierre-Henri Zuarab (viola), Pascal Devoyon (piano) Tailleferre Romance
Marcelo Bratke (piano)
Poulenc Sonata for Clarinet and Bassoon James Campbell (clarinet), Rachel Gough (bassoon)
Milhaud Petite Symphonie No 5 Capella Carcoviensis, conductor Karl Anton Rickenbacher
Auric Five Bagatelles Philippe Corre (piano),
Edouard Exerjean (piano)
Repeated next Tuesday 11.30pm


Unknown: Roger Nichols
Unknown: Juliette Meerowitch
Piano: Marcelo Bratke
Viola: Pierre-Henri Zuarab
Piano: Pascal Devoyon
Piano: Marcelo Bratke
Bassoon: James Campbell
Bassoon: Rachel Gough
Conductor: Karl Anton Rickenbacher
Piano: Philippe Corre
Piano: Edouard Exerjean

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

The Beethoven Cello Sonatas
The fourth of five programmes in which pianist Roger Vignoles introduces and plays Beethoven's cello sonatas with five different cellists, together with sonatas from the 20th century.
Heinrich Schiff (cello)
Beethoven Cello Sonata in C, Op 102 No 1
Lutoslawski Grave
Henze Serenade for Solo Cello
Debussy Cello Sonata Repeat


Pianist: Roger Vignoles
Cello: Heinrich Schiff

: Vienna, City of Winds

Works by Johann Strauss (son) and Zemlinsky, played by the Vienna Wind Quintet.


Unknown: Johann Strauss

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Conductor Mark Wigglesworth , Stephen Hough (piano),
Thomas Zehetmair (violin)
Johann Strauss (son) Waltz: The Blue Danube
Mozart Piano Concerto No 24 in C minor, K491
Webern Passacaglia Berg Violin Concerto
Beethoven Symphony No 5 in C minor


Conductor: Mark Wigglesworth
Piano: Stephen Hough
Violin: Thomas Zehetmair
Violin: Johann Strauss

: Voices

lain Burnside presents a programme in which he and tenor Adrian Thompson perform Britten's Winter Words, setting poetry by Thomas Hardy , and songs by Hugh Wood which set poems by DH Lawrence and Laurie Lee.


Tenor: Adrian Thompson
Unknown: Thomas Hardy
Songs By: Hugh Wood
Songs By: Laurie Lee.

: Music Machine

Harpsichords and Virginals When it came to building harpsichords, the 16th-century
Ruckers family from Flanders got it down to an art. But did things have to change when well-tempered tuning came along? Harpsichordist Sophie Yates continues to explain a few things to Tommy Pearson.


Harpsichordist: Sophie Yates
Unknown: Tommy Pearson.

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty 's guest is violinist
Joshua Bell. Music includes works by Verdi and Byrd, and, at 6.30, a performance of Britten's Rejoice in the Lamb.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty
Violinist: Joshua Bell.

: Performance on 3

Tuesday Evening Chamber Music
From the Concert Hall, New
Broadcasting House, introduced by Rodney Slatford. Lars Vogt (piano)
Haydn Piano Sonata in C H XVI 50 Tatiana Komarova Theme and Variations
Chopin Scherzo in C minor, Op 20
8.10 Knight
An extract from The Music by James Hamilton-Paterson . An American pilot captured in Vietnam is determined not to reveal any secrets. Then he hears someone playing Bach on the piano. Read by Ron Berglas. Repeat
8.30 Musorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition


Introduced By: Rodney Slatford.
Piano: Lars Vogt
Unknown: Tatiana Komarova
Music By: James Hamilton-Paterson
Read By: Ron Berglas.

: Postscript

Chapters of Madness
Juliet Mitchell talks to psychoanalyst Felicity Dirmeik and writer
Lisa Appignanesi about Doris Lessing 's portrait of madness in the character Martha Quest.


Talks: Juliet Mitchell
Unknown: Felicity Dirmeik
Unknown: Lisa Appignanesi
Unknown: Doris Lessing

: Martinu - Out of Exile

The last broadcast from the BBC's
Martinu weekend earlier this month, recorded at St Giles's Church,
Cripplegate and presented by John Tusa. Stephen Cleobury directs the BBC Singers in a programme of folk tales and fantasies. The Opening of the Wells celebrates the coming of spring, Romance from the Dandelions is a story of a peasant girl waiting for her lover, and The Legend of Smoke from the Potato Fires tells of a Madonna which comes to life.
Members of the Duke Quartet, Paul Guinery (narrator),
Stephen Betteridge (piano),
Emma Murphy (recorder), Ian Scott (clarinet), Jeff Bryant (horn), James Crabb (accordion)


Presented By: John Tusa.
Presented By: Stephen Cleobury
Narrator: Paul Guinery
Piano: Stephen Betteridge
Piano: Emma Murphy
Clarinet: Ian Scott
Clarinet: Jeff Bryant
Horn: James Crabb

: Night Waves

Richard Coles reports on English
National Opera's new production of Donizetti's The Elixir of Love, and talks to Michael Ignatieff , whose new book reflects on the dilemmas of moral citizenship in a world of ethnic conflict and raises some of the most urgent questions of our time - should one country's misery concern another? Can armies impose justice? Producer Rob Ketteridge


Unknown: Richard Coles
Unknown: Michael Ignatieff
Producer: Rob Ketteridge

: Composers of the Week Mozart and the English Mozarts

2: He Has Taste and, What Is More, the Most Profound Knowledge of Composition. With Roderick Swanston. Mozart, orch Erik Smith
Divertimento in G minor, K15
Thomas Attwood Trio in C, Op 1, No 11, for Piano, Violin and Obbligato Cello
Stephen Storace Sextet in G for Flute, Piano and String Quartet Repeated from last Tuesday


Unknown: Roderick Swanston.
Unknown: Erik Smith
Unknown: Thomas Attwood Trio
Cello: Stephen Storace Sextet

: Jazz Notes

Digby Fairweather presents a second set from Claire Martin and her Band.


Unknown: Digby Fairweather
Unknown: Claire Martin

: Through the Night

With Penny Gore.
1.00 Brahms Violin Concerto in D
Albrecht Breuninger , BRTN PO/ Frank Shipway
2.15 Brahms Symphony No 4 in E minor Finnish RSO/JukkaPekka Saraste
3.00 Schools
3.00 Playtime 3.15 Time to Move
3.35 Let's Make a Story 3.50 Drama Workshop 4.10 In the News Special Edition 4.30 Hop, Skip and Jump
4.45 Anns a' Bhad
5.00 Sequence Music by Villa-Lobos and Rosenmuller, plus Szymanowski Songs of the Infatuated Muezzin Dorota Radonmska (soprano), Polish National Philharmonic, conductor Jan Krenz
5.30 Mozart Piano Concerto No 19 in F, K459 Dubravka Tomsic,
Slovenian Radio-Television SO, conductor Anton Nanut


Unknown: Albrecht Breuninger
Unknown: Frank Shipway

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